Here's a conversation I just had in IRC. Is anyone interested in building this?
madhava: hey madhava: would anyone like to build me an addon where when I enter some hotkey combination madhava: will bring up some sort of HUD awesomebar madhava: that I can search through madhava: and then when I hit enter it will insert the matching URL in my current textfield madhava: or put it in the copy buffer? madhava: I reference a lot of URLs in emails and bugs dietrich: quickfind-that-url. that'd be nice. madhava: and I have to open a new tab, use the awesomebar, select, copy, switch back, paste madhava: dietrich: yeah mitchell: history viewer? madhava: mitchell: sort of -- but too heavyweight dietrich: i do the same thing. have to navigate open tabs, all kinds of crap to find a url. madhava: in some ways, even a dropdown as soon as I type http:// would do it madhava: like in a IDE madhava: but then I'd have to type http mitchell: I just begin typing the url to have it come up, hit down, hit right, hit ctrl a, ctrl c dietrich: all the pieces are there for doing this dietrich: it works even with open tabs dolske: sounds like dietrich knows how to do this... ;) dietrich: hotkeys + panel + Awesomebar sarch (from https://github.com/mozilla/addon-sdk/wiki/Community-developed-modules) dietrich: dietrich cannot do this :) madhava: maybe I'll blog this dietrich: jono and gozala and i were just lamenting the lack of Ubiquity, which could easily do this :( mitchell: what is hot key / hotkeys? dietrich: mitchell: jetpack build-in api for registring keyboard combos with function callbacks mitchell: dietrich: thx. mind sending link to api doc? dietrich: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/developers/docs/sdk/latest/ madhava: ok - dietrich, mitchell, dolske - I'm more or less going to paste this conversation into a blog post madhava: any of you want to be anonymous? dietrich: clipboard api is the final piece, and that's built-in too mitchell: I don't mind my nick going in mitchell: dietrich: that's what I wanted to find out dietrich: anonymity is for the anonymous dietrich: this is a public channel, it's too late!
If you are, you can email me , or @madhava on Twitter.Posted by madhava at May 25, 2012 02:33 PM